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On the morning of May 30, the police of Yen Dung district (Bac Giang) went to the field to harvest watermelons to help people in Chua village, Tien Dung commune, who are in medical isolation to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, the participating force also includes officials from the Women's Union, the People's Committee of the commune and the Youth Union of Yen Dung district. Currently, the area of Chua village, Tien Dung commune, located in the pandemic area, has to be isolated and blocked, so traders cannot come to the area to buy. On the other hand, due to compliance with pandemic prevention and control, farmers cannot bring their own melons to sell elsewhere.
The weather was sunny and hot at nearly 38 degrees Celsius at noon on May 30, making harvesting more difficult. This year's crop season, in Yen Dung district, there are about 100 hectares of watermelons and melon pears with a backlog of about 2,000 tons. Meanwhile, the whole district is implementing social distancing under Directive 16 from May 19.
Nearly 3 tons of melons were harvested by the volunteer group in the morning and afternoon of May 30. According to the police commander of Yen Dung district, these melons will be transferred to Quang Chau Industrial Park for consumption, another part will be used to donate to workers who are isolated at motels.
Yen Dung district police also called on organizations, individuals and businesses across the country to promote mutual affection and support to consume agricultural products for people in pandemic areas. Yen Dung district government said it will review and plan to continue to have more activities to support people in pandemic areas in the coming days.
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